More than $1 billion per year changes hands at Internet shopping malls, and Internet related companies like Netscape are the darlings of high-tech investors. Users in almost 150 countries around the world are now connected to the Internet and the number of computer hosts approaches 10 million (Howe). The Age of the Internet has arrived. Traffic on the Internet expands at a 341,634% annual growth rate (Pedroni). Within 30 years, the Internet has grown from a Cold War concept for controlling the tattered remains of a post-nuclear society to the Information Superhighway.
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New jobs like webmasters, data miners, cyber counselors, computer programmers, technicians and data analysts have arisen creating millions of job opportunities for those studying in computer-related fields and other fields. The constant growing demand for computer and technology professionals increased by the clock and raised the value of these jobs dramatically. As a result, not only were the number of available jobs affected, but also the earnings were also influenced. According to a survey during May 2004, the median annual earnings of computer and information scientists were as high as $85,190 which is a large multiple of the figures in previous decades. (U.S. Department of Labor, 2006) In a nutshell, computers and technology have not only created several job opportunities in my chosen field o... ... middle of paper ... ...
The past 18 months has seen an explosion of innovation relating the internet to the more traditional media. Technology such as the E-Book, Internet Television, Internet Radio coupled with the fact that so many printed magazines, newspapers and journals now also have a presence on-line has shown that the trend seems to be for convergence. Media and Information Technology have entered an era where technological changes are removing many of the distinctions between telecommunications, broadcasting and IT. Consumers can watch television programmes on their computers, send emails from their television sets and access the internet from their mobile phones. E-books for example, have received a lot of press coverage of late and when Stephen King successfully published and sold two of his new stories on the internet, the publishing world began to take notice.
(Diamond, 12) After the development and merger of APRAnet and usenet the internet began to grow exponentially. (Diamond, 11). The internet evolved from a small government project to the fastest growing form of communication it is today. (Blom, 2) Bibliography "Internet." Academic American Encyclopedia.
The first observation that Hoonlor, Szymanski, and Mohammed make is that generally, whenever new keywords appear in grants, the same keywords subsequently receive a “burst” or increase in publications. The authors gathered data from the datasets ACM, IEEE, and NSF from 1990-2010 on proposals for grants and on Computer Science publications. They analyzed the relationship between awarded grants and research topics. The authors found that if a keyword in a publication had a high frequency, funding usually increased. For this, the authors used a data mining technique that used the... ... middle of paper ... ...innovations, while sometimes leaving behind outdated ideas.
We began offering online investing services through the Internet in February 1996, and it has been our most rapidly growing channel, with transactions over the Internet and through online service providers representing more than 90% of our fourth quarter 1999 transaction volume. (10K report) Strategies used to gain new accounts The extremely strong gains in new brokerage accounts, transactions and assets represent the success of our strategy to become the branded, global leader and recognized authority in electronic personal financial services. This strategy involves: . *leveraging the powerful brand of E*TRADE to increase new customer accounts and assets held in customer accounts by offering a unique and compelling online experience; *providing the broadest range of high value-added tools, products and services; *enabling "anytime, anywhere, anyway" access, worldwide, to actionable information; and *integrating a broad-based digital financial media strategy with existing product and service offerings (10 K report) Growth Strategies expanding global coverage by launching new sites in four additional countries (France, Sweden, the UK, and Japan) to complement our existing coverage in Australia, New Zealand and Canada; the acquisition of TIR in August 1999; and in January 2000, the acquisition of Telebanc. TIR is active in equity, fixed income, currency and derivatives markets in over 35 countries, and holds seats on multiple stock exchanges around the world.
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